GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund opens for applications

first_imgGALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund opens for applications Melanie May | 7 November 2016 | News The GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund has opened for applications. Now in its sixth year, the Fund helps small, local community groups, projects and charities across the UK and Ireland by donating cash awards “to support warm-hearted people and projects”.The GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund is open for entries until 26 February 2017. Every week the Fund will distribute five £300 awards to recipients.This year the Fund is also highlighting the unsung heroes working in the charity sector, through its ‘Outstanding Volunteer Award’. Every week that the Fund runs, a volunteer will be chosen by national volunteer organisation NCVO to receive a GALAXY Hot Chocolate Hero Hamper. You can nominate a volunteer in addition to registering your organisation for a cash award.Nominate your best volunteers to win one of these hampers!Research carried out in September and October by GALAXY Hot Chocolate, in partnership with UK Fundraising, revealed that 80% of charities and community groups fundraise in any way they can to secure vital funds. When it comes to volunteers, 85% of organisations that responded said they could not exist without those people who go above and beyond the call of duty.Michelle Frost, spokeswoman for GALAXY Hot Chocolate commented:“From our research, we know that across the UK and Ireland smaller charities and community groups are struggling to make ends meet despite the efforts of a huge number of warm-hearted volunteers. Seventy per cent of charities and organisations report that 51-100% of funds come from fundraising, with a further sixty-eight per cent stating that finding funds has become ten times harder over the past five years.“The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund aims to give them a helping hand and hopefully inspire more people to get involved.”Howard Lake, publisher of UK Fundraising, added: Advertisement “Funding for small, local community projects is essential to help support the diverse and vital initiatives set up by people wanting to make a difference where they live. Now in its sixth year, the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is one of these valuable sources of funds.” Tagged with: Awards Funding Volunteering  259 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  260 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47last_img read more

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Observations on the distribution and relative abundance of the scyphomedusan Chrysaora hysoscella (Linne, 1766) and the hydrozoan Aequorea aequorea (Forskal, 1775) in the northern Benguela ecosystem

first_imgObservations on the abundance of medusae at the surface were conducted in the northern Benguela ecosystem, over the period August 1997–June 1998. The results suggest that Chrysaora hysoscella is found inshore, whereas Aequorea aequorea tends to be found offshore. Although these relative observations are subject to bias caused by seasonal changes in the survey area, they are generally supported by the results of correlation analyses, and by the results of a more quantitative, cross-shelf trawl survey. Both species of medusae display marked patchiness, and can be very abundant. They appear to have mostly non-overlapping patterns of distribution in the upper layers of the water column, and so are able exert a consistent predation pressure across the width of the continental shelf. The estimates of biomass obtained are used as input variables to existing models of energy flow within the ecosystem.last_img read more

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